01 June 2008

Race For Life

Sally did the Cancer Research flagship fundraiser yesterday, the Race for Life. A 5km sponsored run. She did brilliantly, running in 35 minutes. The cause is a great one, funding the UK's biggest charity raising money for the research into the cure for all forms of cancer. Please visit their web site here and maybe donate a little (or a lot). Well done to all the women who ran the Race for Life, you're all winners.
:: In 2007 665,000 women to walked, jogged or ran the 5k.
:: Last year £40 million pounds was for Cancer Research UK
:: The men's version of the event, Run for Moore, is raises money for research into bowel cancer, which England football captain Bobby Moore died from. Click the link to find out details where you can do the run.
:: Bowel cancer affects over 35,000 people in the UK every year.
:: The four most common cancers – breast, lung, colorectal and prostate – accounted for half of the 239,000 new cases of malignant cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) registered in England in 2005.
:: 119,600 of the total were in males and 119,400 in females. Breast cancer accounted for 32 per cent of cases among women and prostate cancer for 24 per cent among men.
:: Cancer is predominantly a disease of the elderly – only 0.5 per cent of cases registered in 2005 were in children (aged under 15) and 26 per cent were in people aged under 60.
:: Cancer Research has a team of over 4,250 scientists, doctors and nurses
:: They are also are the major supporter of breast cancer research in the UK. Cancer Research spends over £22 million a year on research into the disease that affects over 40,000 women in the UK each year.
:: They also fund research aimed at improving the quality of life for cancer patients and provide support for them and their families.

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